Age of Wushu - Log off, get kidnapped, log back on and be in jail. EvE in ancient China.

http://www.ageofwushu.com/

Has anyone tried this?

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/12...

So the gist of the game is it's old timey China and you are a martial arts type of dude who is going around in some kind of big battle.

As you might notice I really don't know much about this yet but the highlights I have seen are that it's a huge PvP world and when you log off your character persists in the world. Normally in an MMO you just disappear and pop back up next time. In this one your guy (or gal) stays online and becomes an NPC. Skills gain in an EvE type fashion in which you continue to level up even when you are offline.

The translation is a bit of a mishmosh so I am having to look around online a bit for getting a few of the basics down but it seems like it could be interesting enough to stay with for a little bit.

It's in beta right now but it's free to play for an hour a day. After it's released I am hearing that the time limit will be removed.

it's kinda fun and it is similar to EVE where you can learn skills offline, but you have to pay to do it. That pretty much ends it for me there.

Might be fun to run around as a non-combat character trying to figure out why everyone keeps falling into these strange comas.

THE GAME HAS COCKFIGHTS!

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/dzI3S.jpg)

(shamelessly borrowed that image from PA forums)

What is everyone's character name? Lets get a list going so we can add each other for in game stuff.

Jezo: ChenQingzi

Release date is now April 10: http://www.ageofwushu.com/news/view/83

This game continues to fascinate me with the whole EVE-like aspect. I'm such a collecting nut.

On White Tiger, playing as Dejavu... fun so far... but must resist the MMO urgings... full world PvP and yes I have been PKilled already no biggie though

LA LA LAAAA Not Listening!

Right. Signed up. Dammit. Too much of an old wuxia fan not to.

Stop enabling me with your pretty pictures and talk of martial arts mastery

I started playing around with this last week and I have no idea what I'm doing. I've been levelling up my primary attack but I have only unlocked one of the three styles my school teaches and no idea where to get the others. I haven't a clue how meridians work but I'm levelling up one of those as well. I've been following my main story mission though my school tasks like spying on the other schools I've had zero luck with. I've run into lots of funky translations where the dialogue make zero sense but I'm used to that sort of thing. I've also only been pk'ed a couple of times by a player who was perched on a rooftop killing players that were grouped around a main story NPC. Worst part was that they were dropping poison aoe's on everyone and I didn't even notice I was under attack because everyting had swapped over to the NPC conversation screen and by the time I ended the conversation I only had about 10% life left. Fun. My player was also kidnapped while I was offline but the only thing it seems to have affected was my character's ability to move around while I was offline, no real affect on me while I was logged in and playing.

How severe is the pay-to-win here?

All I can find on the website is that VIP lets your character progress while you're offline and the shop has "Virtual Items and upgrades to fortify your character".

krev82 wrote:

How severe is the pay-to-win here?

All I can find on the website is that VIP lets your character progress while you're offline and the shop has "Virtual Items and upgrades to fortify your character".

i consider it severe. The offline leveling which if you're familiar with EvE is required to stay competitive and you only get that with $

Yep. To go from level 2 to 3 on my main attack took around 4-5 hours of game time. When I logged out it would stop and not start again until I logged back in an reactivated my levelling. You COULD just leave your character logged in but you'd likely be killed by someone at least a few times and you would have to buy food for your character to keep their nutrition level up to prevents a DoT being applied to your character.

For pay to win, if you want to play it "seriously" then you need to pay the $10/month subscription (aka VIP status).
I've been messing around with it. Only been killed in open world once and I'm an easy target.

For leveling skills, I think the general idea is to level you inner skill first, when that gets to 30, you can open the 2nd set of skills
in your school.

another good starting hint, take farming and chef for crafting skills to make your own food until you figure out what is what.

maples wrote:

For pay to win, if you want to play it "seriously" then you need to pay the $10/month subscription (aka VIP status).
I've been messing around with it. Only been killed in open world once and I'm an easy target.

For leveling skills, I think the general idea is to level you inner skill first, when that gets to 30, you can open the 2nd set of skills
in your school.

I have all 3 set of skills but have been doing the story line. My first Inner skill is only lvl 12 and I am taking it to lvl 15 before I start cultivating some of the fighting skills. I got the 2nd and 3rd set of Emei skills (Soft and Double Sting) once I hit level 10 on the Emei Inner Skill (Stilt Walking) and asked in School Chat what the recemmondation was... the answer was get it to 15 THEN start levellign the others as you see fit.

Also took cooking, farming, fishing and hunting..

If you have the patience, the best money makers would be Mining + Blacksmithing for weapons or Tailoring for "armor". Just about anything over newbie status can be broken down by the craft Shifu for raw materials.. so if you get a drop you can't use and want to Disassemble it, you get raw materials back... and anyone can disassemble stuff.

Oh, on a side note, you cannot buy anything from another player unless you sell something first or buy some Teals (buy Gold for Real Money, change it into either VIP status or Teals for trading with other players). The coins you get in game from quests or sellign to NPCs are only good for NPC interactions.

I must say the first 2-3 hours I spent did not grab me.

It's starting to grow on me but I'll likely only be playing it in short bursts here and there primarily for the setting and the more laid back pace. I also love the fact that an alternative way to level up my cooking skill involves "fighting to the death" with the cooking trainer by playing a version of bejeweled that uses fish, eggs, eggplants and other foods instead of jewels and I can attack him by building up fist points to smack him with my spatula. It's just so... odd. It's also strangely relaxing to farm. So basically my time in game involves playing jeweled, farming, hitting a few pigs in the face with a stick so I can skin them and take their meat and maybe running a quest or two to beat up some bad guys with my awesome kung fu.

Age of Wu-Poo, amirite?

Maq wrote:

Age of Wu-Poo, amirite?

How did Justin McElroy's twitter feed get in this thread?

I started a couple of days ago and really like what little I've been able to play of it, for some reason I have SEVERE connectivity issues with this game.

Just saw this as Gamestop has an exclusive $20 collector's edition for sale now they are advertising. Guess it gives a month of VIP, some in-game currency, costumes, scrolls, and a bonus quest or something.

From the sound of a few comments that it's tough to play without VIP I guess I'm still wary to try it, with the size of the pile.

But just wanted to point out the package at Gamestop if any of you hadn't seen it, as I'm sure you could activate it on current accounts if you wanted.